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Rochester, New York
Birmingham, Alabama
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Rochester is 303% more densely populated than Birmingham.
People are 3% less likely to be married in Birmingham.
The Median Age is 4.6 years younger in Rochester.

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PEOPLE
 Rochester, NYBirmingham, ALUnited States
 Population209,802212,461321,418,820
 Population - 2010211,977216,392308,745,538
 Population - 2000219,773242,820285,036,114
 Population - 1990231,636265,968251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-9.43%-20.12%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now-4.54%-12.50%12.76%
 Pop. Density5,8651,45591
 Land Area361463,531,905
 Water Area13264,837
 Median Age31.235.837.4
 Female Population51.53%53.60%50.81%
 Male Population48.47%46.40%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Rochester, NYBirmingham, ALUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.04%7.04%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.73%5.58%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.70%5.47%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.73%2.93%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.71%4.69%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.67%7.22%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.62%16.02%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.21%11.74%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.49%13.64%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.53%6.81%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.83%5.93%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.68%6.76%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.61%4.25%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.45%1.91%1.85%
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 RACE
 Rochester, NYBirmingham, ALUnited States
 White36.64%21.31%62.77%
 Black38.91%73.09%12.24%
 Asian3.44%1.03%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.15%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.62%0.17%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.96%0.73%2.13%
 Hispanic17.23%3.52%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic82.77%96.48%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Rochester, NYBirmingham, ALUnited States
 Households86,02588,817116,211,000
 Family Households42,80547,95276,958,100
 Non Family Households43,22040,86539,253,000
 Household Size2.342.292.63
 Married Population29.31%32.35%50.58%
 Single Population70.69%67.65%49.42%
 Now Married25.14%28.25%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.16%4.11%2.17%
 Never Married54.37%44.38%32.55%
 Widowed5.52%7.93%5.95%
 Divorced10.81%15.34%10.92%
 Married, w/children17.02%15.32%31.68%
 Married, no children25.42%31.14%41.44%
 Single, w/children39.92%32.61%16.94%
 Single, no children17.64%20.93%9.95%
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